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Red Stamp Art Gallery Presents AsAbaroK Christian Zanotto's Personal Exhibition

Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 03, 2012 --( Red Stamp Art Gallery presents AsAbaroK

Christian Zanotto's Personal Exhibition curated by Sonia Arata

Critic text by Jacqueline Ceresoli

From the 20th of April till the 26th of May 2012

Red Stamp Art Gallery, Rusland 22, 1012 CL Amsterdam

Vernissage: Friday 20 April 2012 – 16:00 / 20:00

On Friday the 20th of April 2012 at 16:00 will be opened the personal exhibition of the Italian artist Christian Zanotto, at Red Stamp Art Gallery, Amsterdam, curated by Sonia Arata.

The odd show title, AsAbaroK, discloses to the viewer the artist's visual world like a code of an unknown language, between an anagram and a magical formula. Asa and Baroque first of all point to the peculiarity of Christian Zanotto's artistic practice: the combination between modern and past figuration, between the asa values of photography and a passed epoch of grandiose use of images. Another reading: “As a Barok”, “As a baroque man”, that is to say like the one who acts and feels through the particular aesthetic and spiritual qualities which are peculiar to the baroque universe. Zanotto therefore refers to himself and to humankind when he ironically states: “I like to think of man as a baroque monkey.”

On display: 15 unreleased works and 7 videos realized by the artist. The images, created by means of the combined use of various softwares and digital medias then transferred on crystal sheets through a photographic exposure process and the videos, which make use of complex 3D animation techniques, will lead the viewer on a virtual journey across the fascinating dimension where the entities depicted by the artist live.

"Christian Zanotto (1972) originally from the Italian province of Vicenza but cosmopolitan by nature, since the year 2000 has lived and worked in Amsterdam. He is a talented 'virtuoso' of the digital arts, and he stands out for his ability to manipulate multimedia technology creating striking 'plastic-sculptural' effects. He has creative potential in the style of the mannerists and the neo-baroque which are quite out of the ordinary [...]

"These divine figures, which stand out from a black background, are drawn from the collective imagination within the sphere of sacred iconography and mythology. They possess a hypnotic power and are generated by sophisticated virtual constructions, which stage a three-dimensional reality using an innovative technique [...]

"His are overly-refined images animated by intriguing, fascinating and seductive beings, solemn priestesses, winged figures both male and female adorned in precious golden detailed accessories. These angels or gods, with their perfect bodies, surrounded by metallic machinery, thrones, triumphal carriages of death, with mysterious functions, whisk us away in the whirlwind of the passion of Eros and Psyche, evoking the imaginative power of love, suspended between eroticism and mysticism."

- From: Jacqueline Ceresoli, FlashArt n. 291, March 2011
Exhibition Catalogue
Critic text by Jacqueline Ceresoli

From the 20th of April 2012 to the 26th of May 2012
Vernissage: Friday 20 April 2012 – 16:00 / 20:00
Cocktail offered by Astoria Wines
Free Entrance

Address: Red Stamp Art Gallery, Rusland 22, 1012 CL Amsterdam - NL

Red Stamp Art Gallery
Tel.: +31 0 6 46406531
+31 0 20 4208684
+39 347 1917003

Christian Zanotto

Press Office Italy:
Via Maiocchi 12, 20129, Milano
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Press Office - The Netherlands:
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Tel.: +31 06 42275355
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Red Stamp Art Gallery
Sonia Arata
+31 0 20 4208684

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